Kristina Schneider

Kristina Schneider resides in Los Angeles, California. She graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and currently works full-time as the Executive Director of The Ultimate Estate Planner, Inc., a company that helps train and build the practices of estate planners throughout the country. Kristina has always had a love for writing and when given the opportunity to blog, it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafts, reading, working out and playing club basketball.

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Successful Business Presentations – 10 Things NOT To Do

September 21, 2012

Tweet Whenever you think about tips for giving a successful presentation, you usually see more people telling you about things that you should do to give a good presentation.  You should practice.  You should add a little humor.  You should know your audience.  You should keep your presentation relevant.  But, what about the things...
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Ways to Avoid Negative Attitudes in the Workplace

August 22, 2012

Tweet Negativity is a silent bottom-line killer of many businesses.  For companies that are not consistently looking to maintain positivity and reprimand (and even remove, if necessary) negative people from the company culture, this can become the biggest difference between a successful company and a failing one. Understanding the power that negative attitudes have...
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5 Tips for a Better Working Relationship with Your Employees

July 12, 2012

Tweet Just because you’re a position of power over a group of employees doesn’t mean that you have to be overbearing, feared, disliked and maintain the socially assumed “horrible boss” image.  In fact, the old paradigm of a top-down management has shifted quite a bit to a much more horizontal or team approach to...
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7 Tips for Being a Better Public Speaker

July 6, 2012

Tweet Giving presentations is a big part of the business world and, for some, in their everyday lives.  But, why does public speaking come so naturally to some people and others seem to collapse under the pressure?  Some of it has to do with personality and self-confidence.  But a lot of it has to...
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Michigan News – 2,500 Detroit Jobs Slashed, Madison High School Students Walk Out in Protest, Detroit Red Wings’ Early Exit & More

April 23, 2012

Tweet 2,500 Jobs Slashed in Detroit Budget A detailed version of Mayor Dave Bing’s budget proposal presented to the City Council in Detroit earlier today calls for cutting some 2,500 positions, including slashing of services and the elimination of entire city departments.  The plan includes $250 million in cuts to all departments and expands...
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Business Etiquette: 5 Rules That Matter Now

April 20, 2012

Tweet Reposted from | By Eliza Browning The word may sound stodgy. But courtesy and manners are still essential–particularly in business. The word “etiquette” gets a bad rap. For one thing, it sounds stodgy and pretentious. And rules that are socially or morally prescribed seem intrusive to our sense of individuality and freedom....
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5 Ways to Start Today Off on a Better Foot

March 28, 2012

Tweet It happens to everybody at some point (and for some, even daily!).  Whether it’s the case of the Mondays, the morning commute, the general “grab yourself up by the collar” lull in the morning.  Whatever it may be that starts off your day, there are some things that you can do to help...
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New Year’s Eve Events in Michigan

December 30, 2011

Tweet New Year’s Eve is tomorrow and are you still looking for something to do say goodbye to 2011 and welcome 2012 in with friends and family? Thanks to the folks at Dale Carnegie of Michigan, we have put together this list of events you might wish to check out. The Ark: New Year’s...
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Work Hard & Don’t Forget to Play Hard, Too!

October 21, 2011

Tweet Times are tough and many companies in today’s economy are overworked, running on full-steam and employees are maxed out.  It’s important to remember during these times that not only is it important that employees are all working smarter, not necessarily harder—but how equally important it is to make sure employees are happy. One...
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One Smart Way to Sell Higher-Priced Products & Services

August 30, 2011

Tweet When it comes to sales, there are some products that are high in demand and don’t require much “selling” to get consumers and purchasers to buy.  Such things as the Apple iPhone, Coach purses or a flat-screen televisions.  These are things that seemingly “fly off the shelves” because consumers actually want these items. ...
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